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October 20, 2019


Playoff Bound: Hodags defeat Ashland 16-12, qualify for WIAA Tourney
Drake Martin and Walker Hartman each rushed for touchdowns as the Hodags withstood a late Ashland comeback attempt to win 16-12 Friday night at Weikal Field. The win was the elusive third conference victory the Hodags sought to make the WIAA tournament for the first time since 2012.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Medford edges Hodag soccer 1-0 to earn GNC share
Medford's AJ Adleman converted a penalty kick in the 76th minute, which proved to be the only score as the Raiders defeated the Hodags 1-0 at Mike Webster Stadium.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ellenbecker ready to 'get the old band back together' for Hodag wrestling
The course of the Rhinelander High School wresting program changed suddenly earlier this week. Fortunately for the Hodags, there was a wealth of experience waiting in the wings.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Course, competition storylines for GNC cross country meet
When it comes to today's Great Northern Conference cross country meet, much of the discussion will be about the big three teams competing for the conference title and the course that will decide their battle.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

JWMS swimmers take third at conference
The James Williams Middle School girls' swim team scored a handful of podium finishes and took third place overall in the 10-team Horace Mann Invite - which served as the Hodags' conference meet - last Saturday in Wausau.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Miljevich wins WVC middle school cross country race
Sophia Miljevich, a seventh-grader on the James Williams Middle School cross country team, was the first runner across the line in the girls' division of the Wisconsin Valley Conference middle school cross country meet held Tuesday at Standing Rocks Park near Stevens Point.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Hodags rout defending GNC swim champion Hatchets
Rhinelander won nine events and vanquished five-time defending GNC champion Tomahawk 109-61 at the Heck Family Community Pool.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Piasecki out; Ellenbecker to return to RHS wrestling on interim basis
Paul Ellenbecker has been named interim head coach, the School District of Rhinelander announced in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon. He replaces Nathan Piasecki who has been let go by the district, according to activities director Brian Paulson.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hodag spikers take Tomahawk to four sets
The Hodags took a set from Tomahawk, and were more competitive with the Hatchets than in their first meeting of the season, before falling 3-1 at Hatchet Fieldhouse.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

RNC riders close in on state titles
With one race remaining in the Wisconsin High School Cycling League season, the Rhinelander Northwoods Composite Mountain bike team is on the verge of a number of state championships.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Finish or finished
After squandering 13-point first-half leads the last two weeks against Mosinee and Merrill, the equation for Rhinelander is simple - beat winless Ashland Friday night at Weikal Field or be a spectator when the playoffs kick off next week.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

A golden opportunity
Roughly 30 swimmers were on hand in Rhinelander Saturday morning to listen to former Olympian Josh Davis, who competed for Team USA in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and won three gold medals as part of relay teams in the 1996 games in Atlanta.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hodag harriers place fifth in Tomahawk
The Hodags placed fifth in both the boys' and girls' divisions of the 12-team Hatchet Invite in Tomahawk, which served a couple of purposes for Rhinelander down the road.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hodag volleyball shows fight in GNC tournament
Rhinelander took a set from Antigo, and nearly stole a set from GNC-champion Mosinee, during the event at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua. Rhinelander also suffered a three-set loss to Medford in the competition.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RHS boys' soccer team hosting Go Pink game tonight vs. Merrill
In conjuction with its Go Pink game for cancer awareness, the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team is taking orders for T-shirts, hoodies, and other apparel with a special "Hodag Strong" cancer awareness logo.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Destiny delayed
For the second week in a row the Rhinelander High School football team let a chance to get into the WIAA playoffs slip through its grasp.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Football: Merrill 27, Rhinelander 21, OT
Eddie Collinsworth scored from a yard out in overtime as Merrill stunned the Hodags 27-21 Friday at Mike Webster Stadium.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hodag swimmers nearly perfect in 138-30 rout of Mosinee
First-place Rhinelander dominated last-place Mosinee in a Great Northern Conference swim dual on Thursday and was nearly perfect in the process. Rhinelander swept the top two spots in every race and cruised to a 138-30 win over Mosinee at the Heck Family Community Pool.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Photos: JV football vs. Mosinee
The RHS football program combined its JV and JV2 squads on Monday to take on Mosinee at Mike Webster Stadium.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

A saintly lift
The Hodags got a pair of goals and an assist from senior Nick St. Pierre, and won back-to-back games for the first time this season, as they defeated Antigo 3-0 at Listle Field on Thursday.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hodag harriers capture Pines Invite
The Hodags dominated, placing all seven of its varsity runners in the top 12 in the boys' race, and six runners in the top 12 of the girls' race, to take the Northland Pines Invite in overwhelming fashion.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hodag soccer snaps 8-game winless streak, beats Mosinee 1-0
Hugh Wiese converted a penalty kick in the 30th minute, which proved to be the only goal in Rhinelander's 1-0 triumph over Mosinee Tuesday at Edgewood Park.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hodag volleyball fades against Lakeland, falls in four sets
Rhinelander took the first set 25-21, but Lakeland won the last three 25-16, 25-19, 25-13.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Season comes to an end for Hodag tennis
The momentum of winning a Great Northern Conference title did not carry over for the Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team come WIAA tournament time.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pigskin Preview Week 8: Merrill at Rhinelander
Rhinelander still has plenty to play for as it entertains Merrill, needing only one win in its final two contests to become playoff eligible for only the third time in school history.
Thursday, October 10, 2019


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